Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 10)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Infield( Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports / June 2, 2013 )
It's amazing how little attention has been paid to the terrific defense the Orioles have played on the infield all season, but it's also understandable, since the solid glovework has been totally overshadowed by the offensive heroics of Chris Davis (pictured), Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy. Davis continues to hammer the ball, adding four more home runs to his major league-leading total last week and piling up hits and RBIs. Machado also has been a hit machine and Hardy is suddenly on a 34-home run pace after hitting three last week. Ryan Flaherty even got into the act after being recalled from Norfolk to give the club a more consistent glove at second and Alexi Casilla pitched in with a big RBI double on Sunday.